Saturday February 23, 2019

Archive for the ‘Strange’ Category

Figure skater John Coughlin dead at 33

John Coughlin, a two-time U.S. pairs champion recently suspended from figure skating, has died. He was 33. U.S. Figure Skating released a statement Saturday and cited his sister, Angela Laune. The sister said in a Facebook post that her “wonderful, strong, amazingly compassionate brother John Coughlin took his own life. … I have no words.”  More…

Mom calls police after Domino’s does not deliver pizza

A mom in the U.K. called the police after Domino’s did not deliver the pizza she ordered, accusing the restaurant of letting her kids "go hungry." Clair, whose last name was not shared, said she ordered $48 worth of pizza from the chain restaurant for her family.  More…

Kentucky driver seemingly tries to destroy snowman, surprised when they hit tree stump

A driver in Kentucky was in for a rude awakening after they seemingly tried to run over a snowman — only to hit the tree stump underneath.  More…

‘To Catch a Predator’ host Chris Hansen charged with bouncing checks

“To Catch a Predator” host Chris Hansen has been charged with issuing bad checks and failing to pay thousands of dollars to a vendor for marketing materials. Hansen, 59, of Shippan, Connecticut, turned himself in to police over the bounced checks on Monday and was charged with "issuing a bad check," Stamford Police said.  More…

Fake Washington Post claiming Trump resigned pops up in DC

It’s fake “fake news.” Bogus copies of the Washington Post were circulated around Washington, DC, Wednesday morning with a blaring front-page headline claiming President Trump had resigned.  More…

Woman banned from Walmart after riding cart while drinking wine from Pringles can

Police were called to a Texas Walmart after a woman was reportedly drinking wine from a Pringles can and riding an electric cart in the parking lot.  More…

Jayme Closs, missing Wisconsin girl whose parents were shot dead, found safe

A girl who went missing three months ago after her parents were shot to death in their Wisconsin home was found safe Thursday, police said. Jayme Closs, 13, turned up in the town of Gordon, about 70 miles from where she was last seen.  More…

Kate Beckinsale leaves Golden Globes party with Pete Davidson

Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale were spotted leaving the Netflix Golden Globes party together. “They were flirting and sipping Moët champagne,” a spy told “Page Six TV.” “They were outside on the patio and left together.”  More…

Poland shuts down 13 escape room sites after 5 teens die in fire

Polish officials have shut down 13 escape room entertainment sites for safety flaws and the prime minister asked people Sunday to report such lapses to firefighters and police after five teenage girls were killed in a fire.  More…

Stars turning to pot to survive hours in high heels

With Sunday’s Golden Globes fast approaching, the 2019 red carpet season is kicking into high gear — and for celebrities, that means hours of posing, schmoozing and delivering acceptance speeches in painful, perilously high heels.  More…

Cops grieve Krispy Kreme doughnuts lost in truck fire: ‘No words’

A few Kentucky cops went viral for mourning the loss of a truckload of doughnuts. The Lexington Police Department posted a few photos online depicting the heartbroken officers with their heads cast down.  More…

Retail employee has epic meltdown over Trump Shirt

City corrections officer reinstated after bagels cost him job

A city correction officer won back his job after a yearlong struggle that all started when he chowed down on some poppy-seed bagels — and lit up a routine drug test with traces of morphine and codeine.  More…

Grand Central Oyster Bar diner finds pea-sized pearl in dish

He’s one lucky shucker. Rick Antosh had lunch at Grand Central Oyster Bar on Dec. 5 and ordered his usual $14.75 pan roast. Diving into the stew-like dish, which includes six Blue Point oysters, he felt a tiny object rolling around his mouth. Turns out, it was a pea-sized pearl that could be worth thousands of dollars.  More…

Mom slams Southwest Airlines worker for mocking daughter’s name

A Texas mom is outraged after a Southwest Airlines worker made fun of her 5-year-old daughter’s name – by snapping a picture of the girl’s boarding pass and posting it on social media. Traci Redford, from El Paso, says the agent at John Wayne Airport began poking fun at her daughter’s name, Abcde – pronounced “ab-city” – as they boarded a flight.  More…